Report to the People

Summer 2020 newsletter

Deasy introduces resolution that calls for freeze in utility rate increase proposals

(May 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 6 – Noting the sudden and unexpected loss of income incurred by Pennsylvania residents and small business owners due to COVID-19, state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, has introduced a resolution urging the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to put a freeze on all requests for utility rate increases through 2020. “Residents are experiencing financial hardships, unemployment rates are through the roof, and the public and state assistance offered to families and small businesses is but a small drop in a bucket to address the of loss of income and financial insecurity because of COVID-19,” Deasy said. “You’d think during a time like this, we’d see more compassion, but unfortunately that’s not the case, especially with utility companies. Rate increases are the last thing our struggling residents and businesses should have to worry about, which is why this resolution is so crucial during this global health crisis,” Deasy said. Aside from the increase proposals, Deasy said he was even more disappointed in the scale of which some companies were trying to raise their rates, with at least one company seeking a 24% rate increase. Deasy is the second western House Democrat in recent weeks to call on the PUC to investigate or freeze rate increase proposals received from utility companies. State Rep. Austin Davis, also D-Allegheny, called on the PUC last week to investigate a rate increase proposal Read more

 

COVID--19 resources, updates

(Apr 27, 2020)

It’s with great hope that this email finds you and your family well. COVID-19 has seemingly brought our day-to-day lives to a halt, so it’s my hope that you’re faring well during the statewide Stay-at-Home order. Read more

 

COVID-19 update and related resources

(Apr 09, 2020)

We’re currently in the middle of a global health crisis, which unfortunately has led to other underlying issues Pennsylvanians currently face due to COVID-19. Read more

 

More info on COVID-19

(Apr 01, 2020)

While we deal with the impact of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, I remain committed to serving my friends and neighbors. Call 412-928-9514 for assistance with a variety of state-related matters. Read more

 

Fill out the 2020 census!

(Mar 30, 2020)

In Pennsylvania, everyone counts and April 1 is National Census Day! Read more

 

COVID-19 Legislative Update

(Mar 27, 2020)

In Harrisburg this week, both sides of the House came together to pass significant legislation to help Pennsylvanians deal with the challenges of this unprecedented crisis. Read more

 

UPDATE: COVID-19 resource guide

(Mar 20, 2020)

On March 6, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a disaster declaration for the commonwealth. Read more

 

COVID-19 Helpful Resources

(Mar 18, 2020)

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting Pennsylvania, we wanted to provide you with the following resources and information to help you and your family in the days ahead. Please note that this webpage will be updated as needed with additional information and resources. State Services and Resources The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ For individuals : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals For families : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForFamilies For businesses : https://dced.pa.gov/resources COVID Support for PA Businesses : The following provides information and and links to federal, state, local and private resources. https://www.pahouse.com/News/?id=113388 **Self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers: Apply here for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits .** https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinessesUtilities Information from the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry on the federal CARES Act: https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/default.aspx The following link provides you with Read more

 

My office is closed

(Mar 16, 2020)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and at the direction of the CDC and Gov. Tom Wolf, our office is closed to walk-ins.However, we’re still accessible via phone at 412-928-9514 and email at RepDeasy@pahouse.net. Appointments will be available on an as-needed basis. In addition, all community events by my office at local libraries, borough buildings, senior centers and high rises are cancelled for the next two weeks, at which time we will reevaluate when to continue regular programming and scheduling of events. Read more

 

Miller, ACHDD seek to support school districts, families, first responders and small businesses during outbreak

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 13 – State Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation, and fellow ACHDD members on Friday announced their legislative priorities to support Pennsylvania during the coronavirus outbreak, including the need to support low-income and working-class families without paid family leave or the ability to work from home. Miller, as well as state Reps. Austin Davis, Dan Deasy, Tony DeLuca, House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, Sara Innamorato, Bill Kortz, Anita Kulik, Summer Lee, Brandon Markosek, Adam Ravenstahl, Harry Readshaw and Jake Wheatley issued the following statement in response to Friday’s statewide school closure: “The delegation, first and foremost, wants to be supportive of the school districts during this time. It is clear that both they and the governor are motivated by an abundance of concern for the health and safety of both their students and staff. We respect their decision and will work to support their needs in Harrisburg. However, while the closure may have been a necessary step, it is not without its subsequent challenges -- and those challenges must be addressed by the legislature. “At a minimum, in order to help people across Pennsylvania, Harrisburg should prioritize the following items for discussion and vote: Paid family leave legislation. Emergency funding for childcare support. Assistance for Read more

 

Updated information on COVID-19

(Mar 13, 2020)

The state Department of Health has continued to provide regular updates, along with information on prevention and preparation. Read more

 

Don’t miss tomorrow’s satellite hours!; Need help? Attend one of my mobile offices; Come out to my Job Readiness Workshop -- AND MORE!

(Mar 05, 2020)

Attention residents – just a friendly reminder that my satellite hours are taking place tomorrow at the Beechview Healthy Active Living Center! Read more

 

Deasy: $1 million coming for school safety improvements

(Feb 26, 2020)

State Rep. Dan Deasy announced that the Pittsburgh, Sto-Rox and Keystone Oaks school districts were selected to receive a total of $999,578 in safety grants, part of more than $5.5 million awarded to Allegheny County schools and organizations. Read more

 
 

Winter 2020 Newsletter

(Feb 12, 2020)

Click here to read my Winter 2020 Newsletter Read more

 

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Job Readiness Workshop; Veterans – please attend the Feb. 21 Veteran Outreach Clinic; Seniors – we can help you with your taxes -- and more!

(Feb 11, 2020)

I’m inviting you to join me and a local workforce development firm on Feb. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss your employment search. Read more

 

Deasy issues statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address

(Feb 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address: “Today, Governor Tom Wolf presented his annual budget address before the state House of Representatives, and I’m happy to announce that I’m encouraged by what I heard. “Governor Wolf’s Plan for PA was detailed in his state budget proposal, and it’s a plan that I support. I’m committed to continuing House Democrats’ fight to increase the state minimum wage, increase education funding, improve the safety of our schools, fight the ongoing opioid epidemic, improve our workforce and much more. “I was also encouraged to hear the governor’s desire to give our teachers the raise they not only need but deserve. We task our teachers in the commonwealth with molding the minds of our youth, so it’s only just that we ensure they, too, have what they need to get the job done, personally and professionally. “With that, I’m hopeful for a brighter future for the commonwealth. The building blocks laid forth today by the governor provide the foundation for a positive budget situation come June. I am eager to get to work in a bipartisan fashion with my colleagues, I am confident in our ability to get the job done, and I am optimistic that it can be done on time.” Read more

 

Keystone Oaks, Sto-Rox and Montour school districts each get $35K grant; New Voting Changes for 2020; Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available -- and more

(Jan 27, 2020)

Computer science and teacher training in relation to this ever-growing discipline is instrumental in the growth of students in Pennsylvania. Many – if not all – school districts in Pennsylvania have computer science courses and equipment, but that’s not to say they couldn’t use an upgrade every now and again. Read more

 

A year in review; Working to put more money back in YOUR pocket; Deasy continues Job Readiness Series -- and more!

(Jan 03, 2020)

Our office makes a promise each year: Do what’s best for our friends, neighbors and community. Read more

 

Dec. 31 is the last day to file for your Property Tax/Rent Rebate; Don’t forget to get your ConnectCard

(Dec 27, 2019)

Seniors who use their Medicare card to ride public transit will need to get the new Senior ConnectCard in order to keep doing so for free. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Medicare cards will no longer be accepted to ride public transit in Allegheny County; if you currently use your Medicare card you will need to get a Senior ConnectCard in order to keep riding for free. Read more

 

Deasy introduces resolution that calls for freeze in utility rate increase proposals
May 06, 2020

COVID--19 resources, updates
Apr 27, 2020

COVID-19 update and related resources
Apr 09, 2020

More info on COVID-19
Apr 01, 2020

Fill out the 2020 census!
Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Legislative Update
Mar 27, 2020

UPDATE: COVID-19 resource guide
Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19 Helpful Resources
Mar 18, 2020

My office is closed
Mar 16, 2020

Miller, ACHDD seek to support school districts, families, first responders and small businesses during outbreak
Mar 13, 2020

Updated information on COVID-19
Mar 13, 2020

Don’t miss tomorrow’s satellite hours!; Need help? Attend one of my mobile offices; Come out to my Job Readiness Workshop -- AND MORE!
Mar 05, 2020

Deasy: $1 million coming for school safety improvements
Feb 26, 2020

Improved bus services for Green Tree; Reminder veterans - please attend my Veterans Outreach Clinic tomorrow!
Feb 20, 2020

Winter 2020 Newsletter
Feb 12, 2020

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Job Readiness Workshop; Veterans – please attend the Feb. 21 Veteran Outreach Clinic; Seniors – we can help you with your taxes -- and more!
Feb 11, 2020

Deasy issues statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address
Feb 04, 2020

Keystone Oaks, Sto-Rox and Montour school districts each get $35K grant; New Voting Changes for 2020; Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available -- and more
Jan 27, 2020

A year in review; Working to put more money back in YOUR pocket; Deasy continues Job Readiness Series -- and more!
Jan 03, 2020

Dec. 31 is the last day to file for your Property Tax/Rent Rebate; Don’t forget to get your ConnectCard
Dec 27, 2019